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Let’s Not Forget Schioppettino!

Friuli is well known for their fabulous whites, but on my recent trip to the region, we imbibed in the reds of the regions, and likely the most famous, is Schioppettino (Sk-YIP-a-TEENO). There are many producers of this fine grape, and … Continue reading

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Abruzzo Adventure- Tiberio

During this Abruzzo Adventure, of the nine wineries visited, in a town called Cugnoli, is (another) family owned winery, run by brother and sister team Cristiana and Antonio Tiberio, and one of the only wineries (of the ones visited) with … Continue reading

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Abruzzo Adventure – Praesidium

Way up in the hills of Abruzzo, lies the picturesque little town of Prezza, and home to Praesidium wines. The name means fortress, and it’s a small family owned winery, founded by Enzo and Lucia Pasquale, with the second generation … Continue reading

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Mom & Merlot

My mom is a wonderful lady…I think a huge part of my love for entertaining and hospitality came from her. Growing up, we often had people over to the house for meals, and I remember many overnight guests from traveling … Continue reading

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Honig..Need I say more?

For those of you familiar with the Honig Family winery, you may know that they release a “postcard” every year, featuring the family members as well as the staff that operate and run the vineyard.  Let me say one thing: … Continue reading

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